Here you will find all the key information, forms and resources needed to run the John Muir Award
Fill out a Proposal Form
The Proposal Form is key to planning and delivering the John Muir Award. It enables us to agree, confirm and register your John Muir Award involvement. Use it for Discovery, Explorer and Conserver level.
Send a copy of your Proposal Form to email@example.com at least 2 weeks before the start of your activity.
Review your activity
Before requesting your certificates, make sure that each person has met John Muir Award Criteria. You can use this simple Four Challenge Review to help gauge this.
NB This is an optional part of the process. In some instances e.g. large groups, we may request that this activity is included in a Proposal Form.
Send us a Certificate Request Form
Review participant involvement. Make sure that each person included has met Award Criteria. Send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allow us 2 weeks to process and post your certificates. Celebrate and present your Awards.
Click here to download the new Information Handbook to find out everything you need to know to run the John Muir Award - for leaders, teachers and volunteers.
A new free digital resource to help participants capture and share John Muir Award experiences. Quotes, photos, stories, songs, sounds and videos can all be uploaded. See what others are sharing here. Contact your Award Manager if you would like to request an account, or you can download a hard copy to print yourself below.
Use this to record your experiences during your John Muir Award activity. Draw, sketch or paint. Write quotes, stories, songs, names of things, poetry, or make rough notes to remind you of what you've done. Stick things in it. This can be your personal memento of what you've done.
Each of our Resource Guides follows the same structure and has a list of useful websites for more information. Websites that are particularly helpful for school groups are highlighted.
We have a full suite of John Muir Award Publications.
Press release template
Plan to share your experiences of wild places and John Muir Award achievements in the local or national press? We can provide a simple press release template (including a 'notes to editors' section).